Flying Home

Back in the day, one of the oddest things about flying in and out of Lismore was the stop-off in nearby Casino. Literally half-an-hour away by road, and eight minutes by plane, the aircraft would take off from Lismore, head towards “Parrot’s Nest” a location half way there, and immediately begin the descent. Passengers from [...]

Tourist In My Town

I spent some time on the weekend as a "tour guide" for some friends visiting from the US. On Saturday, I took them to "Wendy's Secret Garden" and the "Cartoon Walk", both at Lavender Bay. If you're ever visiting Sydney, or have visitors, they're both highly recommended things to do. Catch a train or ferry, [...]

Federal Election Predictions

Tonight I went to an event a Twitter in Sydney about the federal election, with an awesome panel including people from Fairfax (Tory Maguire), Sky (Laura Jayes), Nine (Chris Uhlman) , Buzzfeed (Alice Workman) and New York Times (Damien Cave). As well as awesome drinks, canapes and views, there was also an awesome discussion. These [...]

Lunar New Year

"This is better than Vivid", I said to my friend, visiting from Canberra, as we walked around the Lunar New Year Lantern Display around Sydney's Circular Quay. "Every year", I told her, "it rains a Vivid", the festival of light held in Sydney. And even though it was awfully sticky tonight - we're waking most [...]

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